Match anglers are taking mixed bags of mainly codling, eels, flounder, whiting and coalfish
from the rivers.
The fish are averaging 1lb and, mixed in with them, are flounders, a few plaice and coalfish
Two charter boats carried them in a flat calm to deepsea wreck marks where Alan, 44, scored a personal best and a new club record with a fine 181b 8oz coalfish
With the winter closing only a few matches have been fished Amble AC had a good match at the Wansbeck Paul Nyberg taking thirteen flounder and two coalfish
for 364cm, fending off a challenge from his daughter Maddie who also had 13 flounder and two coalfish
The Heaviest Fish award was shared by Dale, with a flounder, and PJ Smith, with a coalfish
, each fish being 12oz.
The Old North Pier at Sunderland is still giving a few mackerel, codling, coalfish
and flounders with crab the best bait.
The longest round fish was a coalfish
caught by Bernard Westgarth.
Tony Anderson won Tynemouth's retired match with nine whiting, a coalfish
and six dabs for 11lb 2oz, Steve Hardy winning Longbenton's Ronnie Huston trophy with a bag of 5lb 8oz.
, dabs and the odd plaice have also been taken from the pier.
In total 18 flounder, four rockling, a coalfish
and two eelpouts where weighed in.
Andy Brotherton travelled to Newbiggin in Cleadon's match winning with two codling for 6lb 15oz, best 3lb 12oz, Steve Taarland fished South Shileds pier taking a typical bag from there of seven codling and coalfish
for 6lb 9oz.
South Shields pier has produced the odd codling to 3lb on crab, with plaice and coalfish
also being taken.